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Christmas Cocktail & Appetizer: With Watermelon

Updated on November 29, 2011

Watermelon is full of anti oxidants – a good source of Vitamin A and C. The high water content of watermelon gives it fat burning benefits, helping to make the body's metabolism work more efficiently. So, it’s very healthy to eat. I share two Recipes below:


* Watermelon Cocktail *


Ingredients

2 cups of chopped seedless watermelon.
1 piece of seedless orange.
2 bananas.
1 cup of seedless grapes.
1 bottle of any dry champagne.

Preparation

  • Peel the Seedless Orange and cut into sections.
  • Peel and slice the bananas.
  • Cut grapes into halves.
  • Toss the fruit together in a bowl.

Serving: Divide the fruit in the bowl among 4 – 6 Champagne glasses.


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Cocktails
Cocktails

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* Watermelon Appetizer *


Ingredients

Seedless Watermelon.
Any cheese of your choice.

Preparation


  • Cut out the watermelon and cheese into thick square shapes. ( about 1/2 inch thick)
  • Arrange the pieces as a checkerboard on a serving tray.
  • Cut out small circles of the watermelon and cheese and use them as the "checkers."

Serving: It can be served from the tray.


Watermelon and Cheese Checkers
Watermelon and Cheese Checkers

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks DrpastorCarlotta

      I raise my glass with yours and say

      "Cheers, Wishing you a wonderful Xmas". :)

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Yummmmmm, only I would replace the dry champagne with a non-alcohol champagne. I am going to try this!!! Yummmm... God Bless you!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Raakachi

      Thanks. It's nice people enjoy this in India. It also makes a change from drinking cold water all the time.

      Have a good day too. Best Wishes.

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      raakachi 5 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

      In India during summer there are a lot of fruit stalls, have been selling watermelon, storing these in huge pile.It's so good for soothing the summer heat and keeps our body as cool.I like it very much and certainly drink this as juice which taste so good. Thanks for the recipes you have given! Have a good day. bye...

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Paulgc

      Hope it's a nice Xmas for you. :)

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      paulgc 5 years ago

      Looks and sounds delicious, will defo give this one a bash, thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Bingskee. Enjoy....... Best Wishes.

      ** Cheers Prasetio - Hope you enjoy it. Regards.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love watermelon and your recipe so juicy. I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for share with us. Rated up. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      watermelon is not a favorite of mine but i got interested with the cocktail. i will try that one day!

      hello to you, Lady_E!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Anglnwu - Hi, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping. Cheers.

      @Alway Exploring - Hi Ruby, hope you will make some at Xmas. Best Wishes.

      @Stephhicks - That's good to know. Bon Appetit...

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love watermelon, and would not think to serve it as part of an appetizer at Christmas! Rated up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Looks really good especially at Christmas time, Colorful..

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      These are great ideas. I especially love the checkers idea with pieces of watermelon and cheese--yum. Thanks for sharing and rated it up.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Acaetnna - Glad you liked it.

      ** Mentalist Acer - Prom King. :) Thanks for putting your stamp on it. Cheers.

      ** Thanks a lot, Susan.

      ** ChuckG - It's very easy to make. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks.

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      ChuckG 5 years ago

      I like the watermelon appetizers. Never thought of doing that and it looks so refreshing. Thanks for the idea!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yummy! Thanks for sharing this.

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Watermelon is certainly the popular kid in Produce High and these treats have gotten this Cool Kid voted as the Prom King....Thanks For Sharing Lady_E.;)

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      This sounds really yummy and definitely without the calories!!! Awesome!